Unleash your creativity with our insightful posts on various jewelry making techniques, tools, and trends. From beginner-friendly tips to advanced design ideas, our blog equips you with the knowledge and inspiration to craft stunning, one-of-a-kind pieces. Delve into the enchanting world of gemstone beads, as we explore their vibrant colors, unique properties, and metaphysical properties

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Kyanite Beads: Too Beautiful and Powerful to be Kept a Secret

Kyanite beads

Kyanite beads are a gemstone insider secret. Renowned in rock hound circles for its unique physical properties, kyanite presents in a sapphire-like blue, spring green, or intense orange and is often cut into striking beads for use in jewelry making or set in charms, pendants or rings.  Gem Collectors Prize Kyanite’s Unique Properties Kyanite, a […]

Rondelle Beads: A Wildly Popular Gemstone Bead Shape

rondelle beads in blue-and-purple-faceted-gemstones

Rondelle gemstone beads are characterized by their flattened, disk-like shape and rounded edges. This distinctive shape is achieved by cutting a gemstone in a manner that results in a circular bead with a wide diameter and a thinner profile. Typically, rondelle beads are drilled through their centers, allowing them to be strung together to create […]

Birthstone Beads: Astounding Long History & Global Traditions

birthstone beads

Birthstone beads are a popular choice for those looking to create personalized and meaningful pieces of jewelry. Birthstones themselves have been an important part of human culture for thousands of years. In ancient times, people believed that gemstones had mystical properties and that wearing them could bring good luck, health, and prosperity. Over time, birthstones […]

Yellow Sapphire and Orange Sapphire Beads: The Perfect Summer Stone

Yellow sapphire and orange sapphire strands

All the Colors Summer Demands Yellow sapphire and orange sapphire beads embody summer, the season of warmth, vitality, and abundance. As we embrace the joys of longer days and sun-filled afternoons, it’s only natural to gravitate towards colors that reflect this energy. Irene Neuwirth’s one of a kind Tropical Flower Necklace captures this vibe perfectly.  If you […]

Tourmaline: a Kaleidoscope of Color and Metaphysical Properties

tourmaline cut gemstones in a variety of shapes

Tourmaline are prized for their striking beauty, color variety, and metaphysical properties, whether cut as stones to be set as fine jewelry or gemstone beads. Tourmaline, a complex boron silicate mineral, occurs in a wide range of colors, from deep black to vibrant hues of pink, green, blue, and more. The gemstone is also known for its […]

Crown Chakra Stones to open your Sublime Consciousness


The crown chakra, also known as Sahasrara in Sanskrit, is the seventh primary chakra in the human body. It is located at the top of the head and is associated with spirituality, consciousness, and enlightenment and is associated with the color violet or white. When the crown chakra is balanced and open, a person can […]

Third Eye Chakra – More Important than You Knew!

third eye chakra symbol and gemstone beads

The third eye chakra, also known as the Ajna chakra, is located in the center of the forehead, between the eyebrows. It is the sixth of the seven chakras in the human body, and it is associated with intuition, perception, and higher consciousness. The third eye chakra is often represented by the color indigo, which […]